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Day 779 – another journal page Day 2


56 more of these to do. I am telling reverting so hopefully I will continue. Same reason for the food journal. 

Today I am very tired. Stood and painted for six hours only to gesso it out so not a thing to show for it. ­čÖä

So I can’t share it with you yet. 


One more pair of minimoochie socks done. 

Now it’s naptime. 

Margaret xxxx

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Day 778 – a little late┬á


Been bait entering shows and shopping at Costco for the diet I started yesterday. I am going to try to draw my food journal. We shall see. 

The diet Is the Eight week Blood sugar diet. If you are diabetic which I am not it can return your blood sugar to normal. I do have two brothers and a father who are though. Don’t want to be like them. 

There are tests if u register that u can take to see if you might be going to become a diabetic. It’s a HUGE problem now as I am sure you know causing blindness heart attacks and strokes oh and dementia. No thanks!! 

It also stops all those sugar starch cravings which  I do have. Got to run – all that water is getting to me. Lol. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx
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Day 777 sometimes no matter how you try

They don’t seem to work out well. I spent an hour this am drawing these. One is bad the next worse. 

Attempt 2. Ok I suppose. 
Number three. She looks like a little fat pig. Bodies too short. 


Same thing with Emilys bottom hand.  Just was not playing with me today.  This time I can blame painting it from a small pic on my cell phone. Oops 

One more sock done but sewing up the toe. Really don’t like the Kitchener stitch. 

Thanks for checking by. Time for French lessons. 

Margaret xxx

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Day 776 A Lazy Sunday

Off to visit friends. But Honey was ever hopeful for a snack. 

Completely done with Tombow markers. They do take well to water brushes for blending. I like the blue for those dark highlights a lab has. 

All the shadows are just the black of the lab wet when I softened the edges and turned it into shadows. 


Can’t remember if I published this nice sketch I did a few days ago. Guess it’s a Honey of a Sunday. 


Sunday’s a perfect day for coloring in your coloring book aka your sketches. My favorite Henryism. My grandson is very wise and correct.  A pool is always better than a shower. 

A couple of photos edited with Waterlogue to turn them into watercolors. Always a fun thing to play with. Even better Free for iPhones and iPads. 


Friends tractor that he’s off seeding pine trees with right now.  

Go have some fun this Sunday. 

See ya tomorrow. 

Margaret xxx

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Day 775 – It’s Saturday┬á

And we had a busy hour and a half painting a very tired sleepy Emily. Her new puppy has been keeping her up at night. We had lots of advice for her.  Mine is always get an adult rescue. Skip those puppy problems- whining pottying chewing shoe eating. 
Cropping mine because I didn’t get a chance to finish her lower hand. MOnday I guess or maybe I will gesso over her. 

As Drew said today we should do the face the hands and then paint the rest because we run out of time. An hour and a half is not long to paint a 24×30″ painting.  

Lees beautiful pastels. 

Another Lee sketch. Awesome job 

Tom Needhams exquisite watercolor. He used Daniel Smoth quin coral for that gorgeous skin tone. 

Al Beyers Oil. 

Alex’s charcoal or pastel sketch. Beautiful job. 

Jeremy’s lovely rendition. 

ACs awesome very oily oil painting. It’s very sheer.  This is on plywood and I think was my favorite today. He used very runny paint mixed with a lot of linseed oil mineral spirits and something else. 

Drew Murphys. Guess he will be paint hands on Monday too. This is 24×30″

Fred Bakers Mondigliani inspired Emily.  24×30″ love the eyes. 

I think that everyone really did a great job today. Must have been those dunkin donuts  and chocolate chip cookies we had for snacks. 
Thanks for checking by. 

Margaret xxxx

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Day 774´╗┐ – another dawg day

You know what they say about August- the dawg days of summer and Zoe loves to hang out on the back of the sofa in the den. She has a good view out all the windows and the whole long den kitchen room. 

This was drawn with my very leaky Noodler Creaper – aka I now have black fingers – and permanent carbon platinum black ink. Colored with tombow markers wet with nijiwater brush to soften edges. 

If u check the right upper corner I got a big water bubble. Very unattractive. Since the paper was still wet I literally could smear out the edges of it with my finger. Be sure it’s a clean finger. Nasty smears can otherwise result. 


Before I added the purple background. I actually think I like this one better. Oh well I have a photo of it. Right?!!


Another day another half a sock. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx

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Day 773 – Black Dawg

Or should I say fat dawg?! More tombow markers.  She walked off disgusted I was not handing out snacks before I double checked her size. She is a fat sleek lab biscuits are her favorite but cornbread will do in a pinch and any leftovers. 

Socks done   
And another pair started. 

Thanks for reading. 

Margaret xxx

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Day 772 – ExCiTeMeNt!!!


Unfurling 20×30″ mixed media was juried into the SC WaterMedia Show which is fairly difficult to get into so I am quite pleased. 

And I don’t have to drive it to Myrtle Beach and back which pleases me even more. That’s a ten hour drive from here. 


Inscrutable 15×20 watercolor 

This week I also received news that Inscrutable was chosen Best Watercolor at the Riverfronts Arts Festival with some prize money. Hurrah. As a friend said I am on a roll. 

Last year he was not accepted into the SC Watermedia show but has gone on to win prizes everytime I enter him in a show. Different judges chose different art. All judging is ultimately subjective and the judge’s taste.  


Minimoochie fair isle sock madness continues. Hope to do the toe soon but first off to paint. 

Thanks for checking by. 

Margaret xxx

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Day 771 More JRT

Ink sketches colored with Tombow pens which are always handy. Blend like watercolors. Not messy. No brush or water bucket required. 

Easy to blend the edges aka soften them. 

 
Yesterday’s sketch colored with Tombows. Biggest problem with Tombows is they are not archival but yet I do love to use them. They can be fugitive when not even exposed to light. 

All my tombows. 


Second sock started!! 

Thanks for checking by!!

Margaret xxx

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Day 770 A few sketches. 

This actually got published yesterday on that other very annoying website that I need to delete. If I could figure out HOW! 

Before I unpack do the laundry go to get groceries fill up the gas tank and what else?! Work on my commission map and commissioned socks go to French ummm post photos to an online art gallery – I decided I would do a few animal sketches. 
My ever obliging jack Russell Zoe flopped on the sofa in annoyance. She wanted to be in my lap. 


The cat. He was intent on a thorough cat bath. He wiggled he moved. He would not settle. 

He turned around 


He was almost on his head. 


Then he walked off. I couldn’t I entice him back even with his favorite kitty treat. Sigh. 
Funny thing about a cat. When I draw him I get the feeling there’s a lion hiding in his small 9 lb body. Good idea to practice for a trip to the zoo drawing the big cats. 

Another sock done. This pair is sold. Hurrah. 

Drawn with a Noodler Konrad loaded with D’artementis document brown. Super Aquabee Tablet. 

Thanks for checking by. 
Margaret who thinks she will draw Zoe again. 
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